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“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. What a legacy! ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Treadwar - Garden Grove, CA

“Just received message of Chuck 's passing today. I send my sympathy to you all. I always thought so much of Chuck and loved him dearly. I been so...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Eleanor Dillinger - CA - friend

“Chuck Stevens was an exceptional gentleman in all respects. Chuck served the Player Association in a superb manner throughout his career. He always...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Roland & Margo Hemond - Phoenix, AZ

“Knowing Chuck Stevens through the eyes and voice of his daughter, Randy, I can understand what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Janet and Bill Whitcomb - CA

“Chuck always was a close friend to my father and took time for Lems three sons and his wife.Always a joke and smile and a true caring for people ...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Lemon - Keaau, HI

“I originally wrote to Mr. Stevens at tAPBPA about the death of a formal player and her wrote back and we shared stories of the deceased player. Over...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: victor vollhardt - fontana

“We were so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a great friend of the family and an incredible baseball player. He will be missed. Love and...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Suzanne Grundy-Nosworthy - CA

“What a sensational career. Long live Chuck Stevens. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce Dobos - Lomita, CA


9 of 15 | Posted by: Jen Madison - Anthem, AZ - friend


10 of 15 | Posted by: Jen Madison - Anthem, AZ - friend

“We love you Chuck! We are all honored to have known you. You were a genuine hero on the field and for your 38 years of compassionate Service for down...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jen Madison - Anthem, AZ - friend


12 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Poompan - Whittier, CA

Chuck, I was very honored to meet you this year.  You truly will be missed. d
13 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Poompan - Whittier, CA

“So honored to meet you this year Chuck. You truly will be missed. ❤ ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Poompan - Whittier, CA

Great player and a Humanitarian you will be missed. “Chuck Stevens was a great baseball player who took care of thousands of former major league and minor league players and umpires. Chuck in Gods eyes...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin Lamp - Aliso Viejo, CA


Chuck Stevens, family patriarch and oldest living Major League Baseball player, passed away peacefully in his home, attended by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 77 years, Maria, daughter Randall, and his grandson Nicholas Augustus Guerra. Chuck is also survived by two more grandsons, Joshua Emmanuel Guerra, and Charles Stevens Chamberlain Chuck passed away just months shy of his 100th birthday.
 
Born July 10, 1918 in Van Houten, New Mexico, Chuck and his parents Charles Sr. and Ann, along with siblings Cline, Muriel and Mauverine worked their family ranch in Northern New Mexico. In the early 1920's the family moved to Long Beach, California. It was here, in the Long Beach recreation leagues that Chuck stood out on the baseball diamond. Chuck enrolled in Long Beach Poly High (Class of '37) and while there, honed his skills, most notably at first base. It was during this time that Chuck first played with or against some of the greats including Bob Sturgeon, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and his lifelong pal, Bob Lemon. Chuck signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Browns in 1938 and played around the US with their farm system until 1941 when he made it to "The Show", but it was short-lived due to World War II where he served in the Pacific Theatre with the Army Air Force.
After the war, Chuck returned to the Browns and played in the '46 and '48 seasons. He then moved to the Pacific Coast League's Hollywood Stars where he was their first bagger until 1954, winning three championships. Chuck then worked as a player and manager in Texas and Sacramento before retiring in 1958. His was a life colored by personal and historical highlights, meeting Babe Ruth, playing exhibition baseball with Joe DiMaggo, getting the first hit off of Satchel Paige, and appearing in "The Stratton Story" starring Jimmy Stewart and "The Winning Team" starring Ronald Reagan who Chuck would meet again in the Oval Office years later. But it was the next phase of Chuck's career that brought him the most joy.
In 1960 Chuck assumed the role as Secretary of the Association of Professional Ball Players of America until retiring in 1998.   The Association produced the Cracker Jack Old Timers Games where Chuck took the playing field with friends and legends Bob Feller, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Tug McGraw and many others. He led APBPA's mission to assist players and baseball associates who needed help and had nowhere else to turn. Over the 38 years in his position, Chuck and the Association helped thousands of baseball people, as Chuck put it, "live with dignity."
Chuck fully appreciated his great life. He will be missed by Maria, Randy, Tad, Steve, Dayna, Josh, Nick, family, friends and fans.

Services will be held June 7 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Cypress.